Category: MOC News

MGHPCC Article Highlights Mass Open Cloud Research on COVID-19

The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) made an announcement last month of allowing outside researchers to access it’s high speed computing systems to facilitate the process of resolution of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The blog gives a brief overview on the computing capacity of the state-of-the-art infrastructure that MGHPCC has. It also talks about […]

Collaboration Awarded an NSF Grant of $5M to Create New Cloud Computing Testbed

Last month the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a significant grant to a team of researchers from Boston University, Northeastern University and UMass Amherst. The grant will support the development of a testbed for new cloud computing platforms that will enable data science research to expand and explore new areas of interest. The total award […]

Hariri’s Research Project Received AI servers from IBM

Earlier this Summer, IBM donated new enterprise AI servers to the Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC), a sponsored research project at the Hariri Institute for Computing at Boston University. The servers were installed at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC). Michael Daitzman, Director for the Red Hat Collaboratory at the Hariri Institute said, “The […]

BU Leaders in MOC and RedHat Help Boston Children’s Hospital Improve Patient Outcomes

Orran Krieger, BU lead on the Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC), has seen open cloud services provide advantageous opportunities for companies to innovate and manage at the infrastructure level. While Krieger acknowledges the heavy financial burden of a private cloud on not-for-profit universities, with the cost of purchasing their own equipment being much lower than the large capital investment […]

Red Hat Opens State-of-the-Art Facility in Boston

In early January, Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source enterprise software, and the Hariri Institute for Computing announced a groundbreaking partnership aimed at advancing research into emerging and translational technologies, such as cloud computing and big data platforms. During a five-year partnership, Red Hat will invest a total of $5 million in creating the Red Hat Collaboratory at Boston University (Red Hat […]

Cloud Computing Initiative Advances Research Model through Industry Engagement

More and more, the services and applications we use for communication, security, storage, analytics, and just about every other technological need are based in the cloud. For most users, that’s a vague term meaning “not housed locally.” For the researchers and engineers working with the Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC) project and Red Hat Collaboratory, both hosted at Boston University, it’s a world of opportunity.